SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Dr Somnath Batabyal

MA (SOAS), PhD (SOAS)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Somnath Batabyal
Centre for Global Media and Communications

Lecturer in Media in Development and International Journalisms

Name:
Dr Somnath Batabyal
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4415
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
570

Biography

Southeast Asia with a focus on India; transnational news spheres with a special focus on India; Development discourses in India and its articulation in mainstream and alternate news forums; environmental politics.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Mohamed Taha, Political Communication of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Analysis of practices before and during Morsi‚Äôs presidency (2012 - 2013)

Expertise

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • South Asia
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Batabyal, Somnath (2012) Making News In India: Star News and Star Ananda. New Delhi; London: Routledge.

Articles

Batabyal, Somnath (2015) 'Illusions of Empowerment: Television News and Assamese Identity'. Television & New Media., (16) 4, pp 361-369.

Batabyal, Somnath (2012) 'The story of Nandigram'. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, (26) 2, pp 261-273.

Batabyal, Somnath (2010) 'Constructing an audience: news television practices in India'. Contemporary South Asia, (18) 4, pp 387-399.

Batabyal, Somnath (2007) 'Dilemmas of ethnographic research: The practitioner/academic quandary'. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN.

Edited Books or Journals

Batabyal, Somnath, (ed.), (2014) Environment, Politics and Activism: The Role of Media. India, London, New York: Routledge.

Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meenu and Pohjonen, Matti, (eds.), (2011) Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. New Delhi; London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Batabyal, Somnath (2014) 'New Politics, Old Paradigms: Urban Environmentalism and the Reshaping of New Delhi'. In: Schuler, Barbara, (ed.), Environment and Climate Change in South and Southeast Asia. Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp 185-209.

Batabyal, Somnath (2011) 'Editorial, Where are Thou?'. In: Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meenu and Pohjonen, Matti, (eds.), Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. New Delhi, London: Routledge.

Pohjonen, Matti (2011) 'Introduction'. In: Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meena and Pohjonen, Matti, (eds.), Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. Routledge India.

Pohjonen, Matti and Paul, Soumyadeep (2011) 'Theory and Practice in Emerging Digital Cultures in India'. In: Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meenu and Pohjonen, Matti, (eds.), Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. Routledge India, pp 184-207.

Batabyal, Somnath (2010) 'New Delhi's Times: Creating a Myth for a City'. In: Chaturvedi, Bharati, (ed.), Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in a Megacity. New Delhi: Penguin.

Batabyal, Somnath (2008) 'Journalism, news content and Objectivity: A re-appraisal'. Creative Writing, A Beginner’s Manual. New Delhi: Pearsons, pp 200-203.

Batabyal, Somnath (2005) 'For God’s Sake, Be Objective'. Sarai Reader 5, Bare Acts. New Delhi: Sarai, pp 472-480.

 

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